One of IPCed’s Nurse Instructors, Kari McDaniel, recently conducted a caregiver training session in Linya, China, as part of a pilot program to determine and develop a training program for the millions of caregivers throughout China who work in the field of senior care.
Kari used the Chinese language version of our textbook, The Home Care Companion’s Quick Tips for Cargiving (Medifecta Healthcare Training, a division of IPCed) and other resources to make sure students had comprehensive materials in their own language.
Over the 2 ½ day training session Kari focused on teaching skills like infection prevention, vital signs, bathing and personal care, safety and transferring. Kari notes that some of the main differences in teaching in China are cultural variances in concepts of privacy and dignity as well as basic differences in equipment and supplies.
“I could talk for hours about this experience and how exciting it was,” notes Kari. She was able to play tourist for a day or two as well, visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and viewing the Great Wall of China from the air.
Kari is excited to continue to develop this training program and expand it to other areas in China. Eventually we plan to have an online series of basic caregiver courses as well as a train-the-trainer program for skills practice and demonstration.